Dustbusters have a long and extremely successful history. But, the term dustbuster can cause some confusion. Historically dustbusters was the name of a product designed by Black + Decker. In fact, Dustbusters are the most successful product in Black+ Decker’s history. They were first introduced in 1979. And by 2004 sales were as high as 150 million.
Today, people use the term dustbuster to stand for more than Dustbuster the product line. Dustbuster the term stands for any handheld vacuum. So, in our review today we will be looking at more than just the Dustbuster. We will give you our top ten picks for the best dustbuster—or handheld vacuum. Each of these products brings something unique to the handheld vacuum market.
Want to learn more? Read on.
Top Dustbusters – Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Below we’ve listed the top ten dustbusters that we could find. Each product has its own pros and cons and will work for anyone. Your choice between them will come down to your preferences.
HoLife Handheld Vacuum
HoLife has created a strong and functional handheld vacuum. Their handheld vacuum is cordless and runs on a rechargeable battery. You will get thirty minutes of runtime with the battery on HoLife’s handheld vacuum. It also makes 6Kpa of suction power, which coupled with the wide suction mouth means that you can clean almost any mess.
As an additional bonus, the HoLife handheld vacuum is a wet/dry vac. This means that it can pick up liquid as well as dry messes. And, it comes with a number of accessories to ensure that every surface in your home can get cleaned.
Homasy Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Homasy’s Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is another cordless dustbuster. Their rechargeable battery will also give you thirty minutes of runtime, just like the HoLife product. Unlike other brands, Homasy’s lithium ion battery can cycle up to 500 times and still have a lifetime of five years, which is three times as long as its competitors.
Homasy’s handheld vacuum cleaner is a wet/dry vac that can clean any mess on any surface. Plus, Homasy includes three different types of attachments with their portable handheld vacuum cleaner. You receive the brush nozzle, a crevice nozzle, and a rubber jar tool for wet messes. These attachments just increase the handheld vacuum’s versatility.
Black + Decker Dustbuster Cordless Vacuum (CHV1410L)
Black + Decker’s most popular product of all time has been the Dustbuster. So, we would not be doing our due diligence if we did not include at least one Dustbuster on this list. The CHV1410L is a new and improved dustbuster. It will hold a charge in its lithium ion battery for up to eighteen months. Also, the Smart Charge Technology is environmentally friendly and uses 50% less energy than other handheld vacuum brands.
Black + Decker includes a slim, rotating nozzle in their Dustbuster that can be used in a variety of ways. Also, every part of the CHV1410L can be emptied and washed. These features coupled with the two-year limited warranty make this Dustbuster as safe bet.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Cordless Vacuum
Bissell is one of the biggest names in the vacuum industry, so it makes sense that they would create a great handheld vacuum cleaner. And, sure enough, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Cordless Vacuum provides everything you would want in a dustbuster with the addition of cleaning up pet messes.
Bissell’s pet eraser comes with a motorized brush tool to clean up all embedded dirt and pet hair from the surfaces of your home. Plus, for every purchase of the Pet Hair Eraser, Bissell will donate up to 10 dollars to their pet foundation. Clean your home and save homeless pets, it doesn’t get better than that.
Novete Handheld Vacuum
Novete’s handheld vacuum is another wet/dry model. It also is cordless with a lithium ion battery that will provide thirty minutes of runtime. Novete has included two washable HEPA filters with their product. HEPA filters are the industry standard. They will clean your air as they clean your home.
Novete’s handheld vacuum cleaner comes with 7 kPa of suction power. Additionally, you will receive three different wet or dry attachments. Finally, the low noise level of Novete’s product is a major bonus. You can clean with it without disturbing anyone else in your home.
LAEKER Dust Buster Handheld Vacuum
LAEKER also makes a handheld vacuum called the Dust Buster. LAEKER’s Dust Buster makes 6 kPa of suction power. It can use that suction on sand, hair, crumbs, liquid, and even cereal. The stainless steel HEPA filter also ensures that the Dust Buster functions at an extremely high level.
One feature that makes the LAEKER Dust Buster unique is the inclusion of a built-in USB charging cable and USB port. Therefore, you can take the Dust Buster anywhere and it will work perfectly.
Dyson V7 Cordfree Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson is another powerhouse name in the modern vacuum cleaner industry. So, it makes sense that their V7 Cordfree Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is on this list. It is another cordless model. Plus, it comes with a Hygienic dirt ejector. This feature drives out the dirt and grime in the vacuum so that you don’t have to touch it.
In terms of accessories, the Dyson V7 is unbeatable. It comes with a two-year warranty, car charger, mini motorized tool, extension hose, and combination tool. You can seriously take this handheld vacuum anywhere and use it to clean any mess.
ONSON Handheld Vacuum
ONSON’s handheld vacuum comes with a much longer runtime on its lithium ion battery than any other product on this list. You will get three to four hours of full charge from the battery. It also makes a whopping 8 kPa of suction power, a very high number for a handheld vacuum.
ONSON has built their handheld vacuum to be just about noise free. It only makes 75 decibels when it runs, which is not much more noise than a conversation. Plus, the lightweight—3.52 lbs.—design makes it easy for everyone to use.
Black + Decker BDH2000PL MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum
Black + Decker no longer just manufactures Dustbusters. Instead, you will also find the BDH2000PL Max Pivot Vacuum in their offerings. This unique product has a nozzle that pivots as it cleans. It will move up or down to fit everywhere, even tight spots.
Black+ Decker has included a high-powered motor and cyclonic action to this cordless vacuum. The lithium ion battery will keep its charge for four hours and the three-stage filtration system ensures your home stays as clean as possible.
Shark Rocket Corded Hand Vacuum
The Shark Rocket Corded Hand Vacuum is the only corded dustbuster on this list. This means that you will have to contend with the cord as you clean. However, you do not need to deal with a battery running out of charge. Also, the Rocket handheld vacuum is designed to clean pet hair, for it comes with a TruePet Motorized Brush.
The shape of the Shark Rocket is unusual as well. It has an extended front that attaches to the cleaning head. This section can even be extended with the addition of the extended-reach stretch hose included in your purchase. Shark has shaped their handheld vacuum to that it will fit anywhere in your home and still not take up much room in your cabinets.
The Buyer’s Guide
There have been a lot of improvements in handheld vacuum design since the late 1970s. Today’s dustbusters have a lot more features and accessories than traditional dustbusters. Also, there are a lot more products in the handheld vacuum market. So, how do you choose?
Don’t worry. If you don’t know how to start looking for a great dustbuster, we’ve provided a buyer’s guide to help you answer that question.
The first feature that you should look for in a dustbuster is whether or not it is designed for pets. Pet hair and messes require a specialized vacuum to get cleaned effectively. Therefore, if you have pets in your home, you should consider a dustbuster with that is designed for pets. If you do not have pets, then you will not need this feature in your dustbuster.
Dustbusters for pet messes typically include an accessory or brush that should be used just with pet hair. These brushes have specially designed teeth that can pick up pet hair while not causing harm to your hard floor or carpet. Some dustbusters will have all of their brushes made for pet hair, but that type of product is rarer.
There are so many dustbuster options to choose from. All of the dustbusters on our top ten list are stand-alone products. This means that they are all just handheld vacuums. For small spaces or messes, a handheld vacuum is perfect. The product you choose should be able to clean up furniture, spills, and crumbs.
However, there are some larger vacuums that convert from a larger vacuum to a handheld vacuum. You will often see the conversion feature on stick vacuums or small uprights. This feature is perfect for a larger home. If you need the functionality of a larger vacuum cleaner while also need the spot-cleaning capabilities of a handheld vacuum, then purchasing a product with the ability to convert to different types of vacuums is important.
But sometimes it is nice to just have a stand-alone handheld vacuum as well. You will need to decide what type of handheld vacuum you want before purchasing a dustbuster.
Many dustbusters come with a variety of accessories. These accessories can range from pet tools to crevice brushes and multi-tools. Some dustbuster manufacturers do not include any accessories with their products, and some include a lot. The amount and type of accessories you choose should be determined by how you plan on using the dustbuster to clean your home.
Other extras that will occasionally come with dustbusters are extra filters and storage hooks. It seems like every dustbuster comes with its own combination of extras. Therefore, you should look at what comes with your purchase of each of the dustbusters you research.
The weight of your dustbuster is very important. Obviously, because dustbusters are small vacuums, they will not weigh much. However, you still need to pay attention to the weight of the product you choose.
The weight of the dustbuster is important for two reasons. One, the heavier the handheld vacuum, the harder it will be to use for long periods of time. Second, larger and heavier vacuums typically come with stronger motors. So, if you need more suction power, you may have to deal with a heavier dustbuster. When deciding on a good weight try to walk the line between finding a dustbuster that you can comfortably use for long periods and a powerful enough motor to get the job done.
Dustbusters are small appliances and need to be stored properly. If they come with a lot of accessories, you should store everything together so that you don’t lose any components. Modern dustbusters will often come with accessory bags or included wall ports.
The accessory bags are self-explanatory. They are a bag that allows you to keep all of the accessories in one location. You should be able to fit the bag near or on the dustbuster, which makes it easy to store everything in a closet together. Wall storage hooks and ports require wall space, but they make it easy to keep everything within arm’s reach. The convenience with this storage option doesn’t get much better.
All of the ten best dustbusters we’ve discussed in this article will work well for any home. They are all well rounded, durable, and their cleaning action cannot be beat. Your choice between them will depend on your preferences. You will need to decide on the features you want and need from our buyer’s guide. Then go through each product carefully to find the one that will fit your home best.
Dustbusters have been a mainstay in home cleaning for the last forty years for a reason. They are handy, light, and versatile appliances that help keep your home sparkling clean. Try one today, and learn all about their benefits for yourself.